Monday, May 30, 2016

Special Forces soldiers told: Take off those patches

May 27, 2016 | by Richard Sisk

“U.S. Special Forces troops in Syria have been ordered to stop wearing the arm patches of a Kurdish rebel group regarded as an offshoot of a terrorist organization by Turkey, a U.S. military spokesman said Friday.

"’Wearing those patches was unauthorized and inappropriate and corrective action has been taken. We have communicated as much’ to NATO ally Turkey, said Army Col. Steve Warren, a spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve in Baghdad.”

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/05/27/special-forces-isyria-ordered-take-off-unauthorized-ypg-patches.html

And Russia says:

http://russia-insider.com/en/erdogan-not-gonna-be-happy-us-special-forces-syria-are-wearing-kurdish-nationalist-insignia/ri14616

On his first Iraq deployment, my youngest said his platoon carried a person or more to a Kurdish town north of Mosul. He was impressed by the Kurds, as have been most other Americans.

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